The sun is rising, the rugosas are in full bloom and the raspberries need picking. So begins this beautiful summer … More Isolation is the New Norm
All articles by Arleen Williams
Two blond pre-teens cycle up the long incline of my West Seattle street. Doors and windows open to the late … More Does She Know What She’s Saying?
We all have our crap to deal with during this dreadful pandemic, don’t we? But despite the pandemic, despite my … More Poetry & the Pandemic
II had cataract surgery on the eve of COVID-19. IIBorn cross-eyed and extremely farsighted, I’ve worn glasses since age two. … More Cataracts & COVID-19
Many thanks to the readers, old and new, who attended my author event featuring The Ex-Mexican Wives Club last … More A Full Heart
A friend shares that her husband is brain-tired after a trip to South America, finding the struggle to understand and … More All That Was Once Home
With the holidays another fond memory and gray Seattle winter here for the next few months – 59 days, to … More February Author Events
Why am I so often blinded by the negativity in my world? I tell myself (and anyone who will listen) … More Finding Forgotten Joy
I find a spot in the large lot as close as possible to the supermarket. A truck, maybe an SUV, … More A Lucky Day?
How can you write about all that stuff? Doesn’t it feel weird to share your secrets? I couldn’t do it. … More Stories to Share
I’m excited for the opportunity to substitute teach for Seattle Writes, a Hugo House writing program offered in collaboration with … More Seattle Writes: Join Me in West Seattle!
It was supposed to be a treat to myself for the completion and publication of The Ex-Mexican Wives Club. The … More First Concussion & First Review
I’m very happy to announce the publication of The Ex-Mexican Wives Club. This new memoir explores my years as an … More The Ex-Mexican Wives Club: Here at Last!
October arrived here in Seattle with a bite in the blustery wind and a new academic year, as The Ex-Mexican … More The Ex-Mexican Wives Club: Cover Reveal
For me, writing began as an archeological dig. I wrote my first memoir, The Thirty-Ninth Victim, to make sense of … More And I’ve Never Been to Vegas…
The leaves on the redbud outside my window show the first signs of autumn as they make the gradual transition … More The Ex-Mexican Wives Club: A Club of Eleven
I walk through quiet Sunday gray, my neighborhood awakening around me. A newspaper flutters on a front porch, a vestige … More A Sunday Walk